In which there is a flurry of five fibery finished objects.
I haven’t been motivated to blog, but I haven’t stopped knitting. In fact, I have FIVE finished objects to show off. And bonus – they all used yarn that has been sitting in my stash for a long time, so three cheers for stash busting!
First is the shawl I call the Woolly Mammoth. The pattern is the Textured Shawl Recipe, but I increased 6 stitches every 2 rows instead of 4, so that it would be wider and not as deep. I used most of two skeins of Cascade Ecological Wool.
Next up is the Kittiwake Cardigan. I modified the pattern to omit the large collar and to add pockets and a zipper.
Next is Pop Block, a big squishy garter stitch shawl. I used Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool Co. Sportweight yarn – thinner than the yarn called for in the pattern, but it worked OK. I’d really like to make one out of madelinetosh DK like Anna’s, since I fell in love with hers and it’s what inspired me to make this one. I didn’t know what else to use this yarn for, because I really only liked it when knit up in garter stitch, but I love the color.
Then there’s Vernal Equinox Shawl Surprise, which was a mystery shawl KAL in 2009. I had to omit one repeat of one of the clues since I was slightly short of yarn, but I’m happy with the final size. This is a lovely pattern that is much easier to knit than it appears – the lace patterns are pretty simple.
And finally, there are the Bird & Vine mitts, which are a variation of Endpaper Mitts. I used the bird and vine chart by EvaKatharina, but further modified it to continue the vine pattern around the palm. (I don’t have two left hands – the photo below shows the back of one mitt (with the bird) and the palm side of the other (with the heart).